Friends link: OG0-092 SK0-003 000-571 050-720 070-685 70-689 820-422 98-365 98-367 AX0-100
Friends link: M70-301 MB6-869 1Z0-144 1Z0-599 400-051 200-125 352-001 200-101 200-310 100-105 210-260 642-732 jn0-643 642-737 210-060 70-243 300-101 300-101 300-320 300-070 300-075 ex200 300-115 400-101 sy0-401 200-105 070-463 1z0-051 642-887 600-199 e20-690 070-688 RCDD-001 400-351 h12-211 C2090-930 102-400 70-696 070-685 sk0-004 101-400 1z0-061 300-360 642-996 h12-211 pdf 74-343 exam cas-002 dump C2090-311 70-534 pdf 70-532 pdf 1z0-803 dumps 210-451 pdf hp0-s42 dumps 300-206 exam 70-461 exam hp0-s41 dumps 640-916 exam N10-006 exam ex300 pdf 1Z0-434 exam 642-883 70-346 pdf 2v0-620 pdf E05-001 pdf JN0-360 exam 2v0-641 pdf 642-999 exam 70-697 exam 300-208 dumps PW0-071 vce C2020-701 500-260 exam 98-366 pdf 1z0-435 1z0-047 pdf 70-496 exam AX0-100 70-533 exam 810-403 exam 642-998 dumps jn0-343 dumps 642-742 exam 220-802 exam 70-486 exam 642-035 dumps jn0-692 dump 200-105 pdf 400-051 exam 300-370 70-646 exam 1z0-574 dumps 700-039 exam 1Y0-401 exam 1Y0-201 pdf 200-355 pdf 070-496 74-344 pdf 300-135 pdf 712-50 pdf 300-080 exam 640-875 exam mb6-702 exam 98-367 exam
Provincial Welcome

Provincial Welcome

KemperHi, I am Father John Kemper, the Provincial Superior of the Society of St. Sulpice, U.S. Province. Welcome to our website. As you explore the site I hope that you come to know us better: Who we are, what we do and even how you can join us—or support us.

We are better known as the Sulpician Fathers. We have an uncommon name and a unique mission: the initial and ongoing formation of diocesan priests. Father Jean Jacques Olier as the pastor of the Church of Saint Sulpice founded a community of diocesan priests in Paris in 1641 specifically to prepare diocesan seminarians for the Roman Catholic priesthood. We, Sulpicians, have been dedicated to the endeavor of forming priests after the heart of Jesus the Good Shepherd ever since.

Sulpicians came to the United States in 1791, arriving first in Baltimore. Since then, we have dedicated ourselves to assisting bishops by providing seminary education and ongoing formation for seminarians and our fellow priests.

I invite you to browse through the pages of our website. And if you sense that you too may have a vocation with a vocation, please especially visit our JOIN page.

Notes: When describing our ministry to others, we often speak of our apostolate as a vocation within a vocation.   What constitutes a vocation within a vocation? The Second Vatican Council teaches that the ministry of forming diocesan priests is “an entrusted work.”[1] While the ultimate responsibility for priestly formation belongs to bishops, they normally confide this ministry to others specially trained to carry it out. Within this context, the Sulpicians understand their vocation as a particular expression of this entrusted ministry, remaining diocesan priests yet released by their bishops to a life-long commitment in service to diocesan priesthood.

The Society accomplishes its vocation by placing itself at the service of those bishops who have confidence in its spirit and ask for its collaboration. The confreres whom the Society places at the disposal of bishops, receive from them the mission required to accomplish their ministry.[2]

[1]Optatam totius ecclesiae, 21.

[2]Constitutions, Art. 2.